Extra train carriages laid on for charity hike

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EXTRA train carriages are set to be laid on to transport hikers to the start of the Peaks Walk for All next month, in aid of the Jane Tomlinson Appeal.

Train company Northern Rail previously announced that it will be donating 150 train tickets for walkers using its services to get from Sheffield and other stations on the Hope Valley line to Hope, where the event begins on Sunday, April 29.

Walkers who buy the special train tickets when they sign up for the event will see the proceeds go directly to the Jane Tomlinson Appeal, which supports children’s and cancer charities, rather than to the train company.

Now Northern Rail has also said that it will be providing additional carriages to its services throughout the day.

An additional stop has also been provided on First TransPennine Express’s 7.50am service from Sheffield to Manchester Airport, to ensure that people can reach Hope in time for the 9.30am start time.

Northern Rail managing director Ian Bevan said: “Our partnership with the Jane Tomlinson Appeal is one we are extremely proud of and once again we are delighted to be able to provide extra seats on our trains, as well as donating the revenue from ticket sales to a fantastic cause.”

To sign up for the Peaks Walk for All, or any other events in the charity’s fundraising calendar, visit www.forallevents.co.uk